Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who gave their lives serving our country. It is not all about barbecues and parades. This does not mean, however, that it’s not a special day propose. If you or your significant other have people in your family who may have lost their lives as a sacrifice, or you or she have served, then it may be a very special day to chose to propose. Here are some ideas.
1. Land of the free, because of the brave. If this is a true day of remembrance for one of you, then you may be making plans to visit another loved one’s grave. While it may seem a bit morbid, if her grandfather was an extremely important person in her life and she wished that he would have been able to watch her get married, proposing at his grave site could be an option. If you don’t want the graveyard to be the place where you take a knee, then perhaps wait until after visiting and tell her you want to spend the rest of your life with her by your side, and you know how it’s a special day for her because she wants to remember her grandfather, and then ask for her hand.
2. Family plan. This may be the perfect holiday to propose with family around. Memorial Day weekend seems to be the time to get together, whether at the beach or at home, and enjoy some outdoor activities. Why not plan some fireworks of your own at a family get-together and propose? Tell her that the day is to remember all those who lost their lives so you could be spending time with your family, and you don’t want to spend any more time without her being a true part of that.
3. Go vintage. Plan a photo shoot where you dress up in vintage clothes to celebrate the day. What was more romantic than a soldier coming home after war? While the day is to remember those who lost their lives, I believe it’s also a day to celebrate those who lived. Once you’re in uniform for the shoot, pick a spot and drop to one knee. She’ll be too giddy to say anything but, “Yes!”
Take a moment to remember those who lived and lost their lives for our country.